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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 530 reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are generally positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the viewfinder. There are mixed views on the exposure and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the viewfinder and durability, while the screen and zoom get mixed comments.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, price

durability, viewfinder

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the lens and image quality. The performance and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the viewfinder.

portability, usability, performance, image quality, lens

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

 

The touch-screen Lumix DMC-GF3 is Panasonic's smalllest Micro Four Thirds camera. Its low-light performance and sharpness aren't on the same level as some competitors, but it is still a very capable camera.

Compact. Many lenses available. Speedy performance. Touch-screen display.

Slightly soft kit lens. So-so low-light performance. Large kit lens. No hot shoe or accessory port.

Performance and Conclusions The GF3 is a rather speedy camera. It can start up and take a shot in 1.1 seconds and its shutter lag is about 0.2 second. It offers a few different continuous shooting modes, the fastest of which can capture about 22 images...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Amadou Diallo , Richard Butler , Andrew Westlake (dpreview.com)

Panasonic DMC-GF3 Review

 

With the arrival of the GF3, Panasonic further solidifies the distinctions between its existing G-series lineup. The enthusiast-targeted rangefinder aesthetic heralded by the introduction of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1 appears for the moment to have...

High quality (though aging) sensor capable of excellent raw file output JPEGs show slightly improved high ISO performance (compared to the GF2) Improved skin tone rendering in JPEGs (compared to the GF2) Well-implemented touchscreen interface...

No EVF port No flash hotshoe No rear click dial Smaller body size makes hand-held use of larger zoom lenses awkward Mono microphone (instead of stereo) for video recording Positioning of pop-up flash is more susceptible to producing red-eye and...

The GF3 is a satisfying camera to use that is small and light enough to carry around all day. Its 12MP Micro Four Thirds sensor, though showing its age, is capable of producing lovely images that will be a revelation to users migrating from compact...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 review

 

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is the first of what I hope are the Goldilocks generation of interchangeable-lens cameras (ILCs): small and fast with good-to-great photo quality that finally merits attention from point-and-shoot users looking for a...

Relatively compact for its class, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 delivers excellent performance and good-to-great photo quality.

It's missing features like a tilting LCD, EVF option, and stereo audio capability that some competitors offer.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 offers the type of performance and photo quality in a relatively small design many point-and-shoot graduates will like.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Mike Flacy (steves-digicams.com)

Panasonix Lumix DMC-GF3 Review

 

Panasonic has just announced its lightest and smallest digital interchangeable lens camera, the LUMIX DMC-GF3. Replacing the 16% larger GF2, the GF3 features a smartphone-sized body weighing a scant 7.83oz (not including a lens). And like the Sony...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Panasonic GF3 Review

 

Panasonic GF3 Review - This real-world review of the Panasonic GF3 is for readers who can't stomach a 12-page review full of descriptions and technicalities.

It would be a mistake to consider the Panasonic GF3 as “just” a fancy compact camera as it can truly be a DSLR replacement for a lot of people, including me. To be fair, it also has the price of a DSLR, so it's normal that we expect the same level of...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3Digital Camera Review

 

What follows is a quick overview of the video capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3. Read our comprehensive analysis and testing results in greater detail at DigitalCameraInfo.com.

Panasonic has consistently produced some strong video-capable cameras that use the Micro Four Thirds format. The GF3 showed promise in our low light video tests—where it beat out the competition by a significant margin—and we liked the way the...

Sep, 2011

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 Review

 

The Lumix DMC-GF3 is Panasonic's smallest and lightest compact system camera to date. Supplementing the larger and more complex GF2 model, the new Panasonic GF3 features a FourThirds sized 12.1-megapixel Live MOS sensor, built-in pop-up flash and a 3...

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 is an even more obvious attempt to woo compact camera owners looking to upgrade to the new breed of DSLR-like models than the GF2 was, who will be attracted by the tiny body design, cutting-edge touchscreen and pared-down...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

 

Among the smallest of Micro Four Thirds cameras, thePanasonic GF3 is easy to bring along and puts out good quality images at lower ISOs. It struggles a bit to keep up with the competition at higher ISO settings, though. While we liked the smaller size,...

Small, solid, light body; Good image quality; 14mm kit lens is of good quality and very small; Very fastautofocus; Excellent selection of lenses; Very fun to shoot with

Small controls; Touchscreen interface might not be foreveryone; Weak flash; Does not work with most accessories from previousmodels; JPEG image quality falls short of third-generation competition

For all its benefits, including its fast autofocus system and small, highly portable design, the 12MP Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GF3 is a camera that's liable to divide users. On the one hand, this Compact System Camera (CSC) fulfills the promise of Micro...

Expert review by : Philip Ryan (popphoto.com)

Camera Test: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 ILC

 

Panasonic's smallest Micro Four Thirds model yet delivers delicious images

Oct, 2011

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